WORTHING - A southeastern South Dakota town that fired its police chief late last year for alleged unprofessional conduct is without a chief again.

Brion Kimball was on the job in Worthing for only about a month before resigning last week. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that Kimball also is the chief for Centerville and found that trying to work both positions was untenable.

Lincoln County deputies will patrol Worthing until a new chief is hired for the town of about 900 people.

The city fired longtime chief Roger Knutson in December. Knutson said at the time that personal conflicts with City Administrator Jeffery Tanner were at the heart of the problem.

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